Created by Edgar Rice Burroughs and premiering in the October 1912 issue of pulp magazine The All-Story, Tarzan of the Apes has become one of the most well-known heroes in fiction. He's been in hundreds of films, novels and video games,...Show More Summary
The Legend of Tarzan may not have blown the doors off the box office, but it put up respectable numbers for its opening weekend. Since Edgar Rice Burroughs wrote over two dozen Tarzan books in his life, there are numerous places the character could go from here.
A romantic, exotic, dramatic, bold and exciting revitalization of the Tarzan story, steeped heavily in the lore created by novelist Edgar Rice Burroughs.
It's been a rough couple of years for Edgar Rice Burroughs. First the late pulp author's "John Carter of Mars" series got a belated big screen adaptation from Disney in 2012 that flopped so spectacularly (unfairly, I'd argue) that the...Show More Summary
Finally. Finally finally FINALLY. Hollywood has given us a Tarzan film about the character created by Edgar Rice Burroughs. Not a monosyllabic swinging caveman. Not basically an American running around in a loin cloth. This film is freaking TARZAN of the freaking APES. And of course the dumb ass critics, the same ones who lambasted […]
Why do filmmakers always louse up Tarzan? The 1914 Edgar Rice Burroughs book has a sensational first half, before the inevitable Victorian-Edwardian–era corniness and cultural supremacy kick in. Raised by apes, the child of shipwrecked English aristocrats doesn’t turn out a dearie like Mowgli in The Jungle Book but a ... More »
Edgar Rice Burroughs' classic creation Tarzan is swinging his way to the big screen this weekend for the first time since Disney's animated adaptation in 1999. The Legend of Tarzan, starring True Blood's Alexander Skarsgård in the title role, mark's the character's first live-action appearance since 1998's woeful Tarzan and the Lost City. Show More Summary
Tarzan has been a movie franchise since 1918, when the first silent film adaptations of Edgar Rice Burrough's novels began. Afterthe iconic 1932 picture Tarzan the Ape Man featuringJohnny Weissmuller in the titular role, the series became popular enough to spawn nearly 40 theatrical releases over the many decades. Besides [...]
Certainly one of the most enduring characters in all of literature and definitely movies is Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Tarzan. In terms of cinema, beginning with Johnny Weissmuller’s immortal interpretation of the tree-swinging man brought up by apes in the jungles, there have been countless actors who have taken on the role. Show More Summary
There’s an air of studio tradition surrounding The Legend Of Tarzan, and not just because a revival of the Edgar Rice Burroughs character is a classic executive gambit based on the misconception that audiences hunger for all old stories to be ceaselessly retold. Show More Summary
Ominous drumbeats and a shroud of threatening fog opens The Legend of Tarzan, the latest live action reinvention of the fabled stories by Edgar Rice Burroughs. As the smokescreen gives way, an evil plan is concocted by men gripped by greed and/or lust for revenge. Show More Summary
I haven’t seen the film so I’ve no idea just how far it derivates from the original pulp novel by Edgar Rice Burroughs, but the latest trailer for The Legend of Tarzan suggests it’s going to be closer to King Kong than Lord Greystoke. Show More Summary
image credit Tarzan of the Apes is one of the best known characters in all of fiction. The lord of the jungle was the subject of 24 novels by Edgar Rice Burroughs and he's also been the main character of a radio program, newspaper comic...Show More Summary
After playing in the wizarding world of Harry Potter, director David Yates is heading into the jungle with an updated version of Tarzan, based on the classic hero from iconic author Edgar Rice Burroughs. In The Legend of Tarzan, the story finds our titular hero (Alexander Skarsgård) removed from the jungle, acclimated to life back in London. Show More Summary
The much anticipated first trailer for Legend of Tarzan, which is, of course, based on the Edgar Rice Burroughs character, just hit the internet and Alexander Skarsgård is proving to be a big hit. The actor, who stars as the title character will be a crowd pleaser among his female fans, as well as with... Show More Summary
Imagine that you’re driving home, and a cop pulls you over for no reason. He begins to search your car and finds a stash of rare science fiction books, including an Edgar Rice Burroughs first edition, giftwrapped for your uncle. The cop proceeds to mess up these books, while laughing at the title of A Princess of Mars. Read more...
Warner Bros. Pictures has just released an epic new trailer for the David Yates-directed adventure film, The Legend of Tarzan. Based on Edgar Rice Burroughs’ classic 1912 novel, the adaptation gives a darker spin on the tale, steering far away from the parent-approved innocence of Disney’s version. Alexander Skarsgård of True Blood fame is set to play the iconic jungle […]
Alexander Skarsgard and Margot Robbie star in director David Yates' new take on Edgar Rice Burroughs' classic hero.
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